Legal Intern 2022

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

Airbnb is seeking four exceptional 1Ls for a 12-week summer Legal internship. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this internship is currently slated to be held virtually. As such, we welcome applications from candidates across the United States.* 

Airbnb’s legal team embodies the company’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. At the frontier of the sharing economy, Airbnb is breaking new ground in matters of policy and law around the world. Where some see obstacles, we see opportunities to find creative and practical solutions. We’re an adventurous, fast-moving group. Does this sound like you? Then join us!

As a Legal Intern at Airbnb, what will I work on? 

Assigned projects will depend on the department’s needs and your interests. You will have the opportunity to work closely with various legal team members and their business partners to support a variety of legal functions, which may include: Intellectual Property, Corporate, Commercial, Marketing, Product, Privacy, Payments, Litigation, Regulatory/Policy, and Employment. You will attend and participate in internal and external (virtual) meetings, collaborate on cross-functional projects, receive feedback, mentoring and support, gain new communication skills, and learn about the practical dimensions of practicing law in-house. Reliable internet access will be needed, as we expect your interactions with the team to be primarily via video and phone conferencing. 

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • Current first-year law student at a nationally-accredited law school
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Prior work experience in a professional environment a plus
  • Self-motivated, creative, scrappy and adaptable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiastic and team-oriented
  • Desire to learn new skills and take on challenges
  • Integrity, intellectual curiosity and sense of humor
  • Passion for the Airbnb mission; experience with the platform a plus!


  • This is a paid internship with a competitive hourly rate and housing allowance
  • Paid time off
  • Employee travel coupons
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • An Airbnb-provided work laptop and stipend for your home office set-up
  • Community involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
  • Virtual company-sponsored tech talks, experiences and events
  • And more!

How to Apply

Submit (1) your resume, (2) a cover letter describing how one or more of Airbnb’s Core Values resonates with you, what you hope to gain from this internship, and why you would be a great addition to the Airbnb legal team, (3) a writing sample (approximately 3-5 pages), and (4) your first quarter or semester grades (when available) by January 4, 2022. We will review submissions on a rolling basis and expect to complete the selection process by April 2022. 

Belong at Airbnb

We believe that embracing differences is key to promoting innovation and accessibility in our global community. We seek interns expressing diverse cultures, backgrounds, interests, thinking, and identities. Just like each listing is unique, so is each person, and we are building a culture where everyone can belong and thrive.

*Please review the Summer 2022
Remote Work Policies below before applying. All interns will need to comply with this policy to join our team.

2022 Remote Work Info

(1) Internship dates: May 23 - Aug 12, 2022

Note: Airbnb is committed to reopening our offices safely. At this time, US-based employees are not required to return to the office until September 2022. We will keep you updated of any changes to our remote working policy and office reopening plans.

(2) Eligible locations for remote work

Interns are eligible to work in any US location where Airbnb is registered as an entity. 

  • Interns are approved to work in the following states and regions: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.
  • We cannot support interns who wish to live outside of the US during the internship because of the complexity of regional regulations. If you must live outside of the US, that makes you ineligible for the internship program.

(3) I do not live in any of the locations listed. Do I need to relocate and will Airbnb provide any support?

If your school or permanent residential address is not in a state where Airbnb Inc. is registered as an entity, Airbnb will cover your round-trip airfare (economy class tickets) between the city where you’re currently located and your internship location. 

(4) Tax implications

Please note that relocating to a different state for 90+ days may have a substantial impact on your income taxes. If you move from your permanent location to a temporary one, depending on the rules in those locations, you may incur taxes in one or both jurisdictions. 


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